Making baby things is very satisfying. There’s a few reasons for this:
- The items are small, so it’s [nearly] instant gratification
- The most simple shapes and stitches look adorable made that small
- Babies can’t tell you they don’t like the color you picked
- If you’re gauge is off and you make the item too large it’s ok, they’ll just grow into it!
- The act of just being able to make something for a precious baby is fulfilling all on its on
Lots of people are drawn to knitting and/or crochet specifically because they want to make something for a special baby in their lives. Below is a list of 3 crochet and 3 knit baby blankies that a newbie can start right away!
This simple sweet blankie is crocheted in Ice Cream® yarn. Choose your favorite flavor!
This crochet baby afghan is worked in squares of color that are joined together. The original yarn has been discontinued, but any CYC 3 yarn will do! Or use a CYC 4 for a slightly larger blankie.
The Calle Blankie is for the slightly more adventurous beginner who has a project or two under their belt. Worked in Feels Like Butta yarn, this blankie will be a favorite to snuggle with!
The Plush Striped Baby Blankie is worked from Baby Soft Boucle yarn. This super snuggly textured yarn hides any mistakes! Accidentally purl instead of knit? No worries!
The Cuddly Soft Afghan works up fast in the bulky Cute As A Button yarn. And there are lots of fun cheerful colors to choose from!
When you want a little something more than a straight back and forth rectangle you can try this diagonal blankie. The Ice Cream® yarn does all the striping work for you!
BONUS PATTERN: No Hooks Or Needles!
Haven’t quite gotten around to learning how to knit or crochet? The Dexter Baby Blankie is made using Off The Hook yarn. No hook or needles necessary! Everyone will think you’ve learned to knit. We won’t tell!
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